Dear Classes of 1982, 1997, 1999 and 2013:
This is a Deacon Alert to inform you of the passing of Morris Nystrom on Saturday, July 16th.
Morris was the father of Lori Nystrom, Michael Nystrom, William Nystrom, Marilyn (Nystrom) Voss, Eric Nystrom* ('82) and the grandfather of Shanley graduates, Erin Nystrom ('97), Meghan Bala ('99), Michael Bala ('13) and current Network students, Mia Nystrom ('20) and Maxwell Nystrom ('22).
Morris W. Nystrom, 85, Fergus Falls, MN died at the Lakewood Hospital in Staples, MN on July 16, 2016.
Morris W. Nystrom, the son of Harold and Elizabeth (Fairbanks) Nystrom, was born on January 29, 1931 at White Earth, MN. He was raised in the White Earth and Mahnomen communities and graduated from Mahnomen High School. On June 22, 1948 Morris enlisted in the United States Navy. After his honorable discharge Morris continued his education at Moorhead State College where he received his Bachelors degree and later his Master of Education. On June 16, 1956 Morris was united in marriage to Mary Ann Lovin. Over his professional career Morris was a Principal and Athletic Director in the communities of Christine and Abercrombie, ND and Plummer and Brooten, MN. While living in Brooten he also owned the Brooten Breezeway Drive-In Restaurant for over 10 years. After his career in education, Morris owned and operated a successful lawn care company in Fargo, ND for a number of years. Morris was a member the Gilbert C Grafton American Legion Post 2 of Fargo, ND. Morris retired in 1993 and most recently had made his home in the Minnesota Veterans Home in Fergus Falls.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann, Fargo, ND; five children: Lori, (Paul Bala) Nystrom, Chicago, Il, Michael (Jaana), Stillwater, MN, William (Della), Dent, MN, Mari- lyn (Brian) Voss, Hartford, SD, and Eric, Fargo, ND; 15 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; brother, Harlan, Minneapolis, MN; and sisters, Adrienne Piche, Detroit Lakes, MN and Marilyn Agnew, Mahnomen, MN.
A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, July 19th at 11:00am in the St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Mahno- men. A time of gathering will be held 1 hour before the service. Burial will be in the St. Michaels Catholic Ceme- tery. Memorials preferred to the Fargo American Legion.
Arrangements entrusted to Anderson Family Funeral Home, Mahnomen, MN.
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